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Save the date - ACS Athens Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner on April 6, 2019

ACS Athens Alumni Achievement Awards

Dear ACS Athens Community Members:

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2nd ACS Athens Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner that will take place on April 6, 2019.

Over the past decades ACS Athens alumni have exhibited great leadership with ethos, including serving humanity in all areas of society. We will continue to celebrate and recognize ACS Athens alumni leaders at the 2nd Global Achievement Awards event that will take place in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2019.

The two awards that will be given to ACS Athens alumni will be:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award – recognizing an alumnus (over 40) whose accomplishments in the public, private or non-profit sector have made an outstanding contribution to the community and serve as an example both professionally and ethically.
  2. Upcoming Young Leadership Award – recognizing an alumnus (aged 40 or under) who shows promise in his/her field by providing inspiration and leadership to students and other young alumni. The recipient has to have shown significant leadership either in their professional career and/or community, public or humanitarian service.

The Nominations Form and all relevant information about these two awards can be found at the ACS Athens Global site ( Nominations are accepted only through this site. If you have not yet signed up as a member of this site, please do so.

I encourage you to read the guidelines for this new initiative and to participate by nominating someone you believe has the qualities outlined above and should be considered for these two awards.

I believe that this awards initiative will become tradition for ACS Athens and a truly wonderful way for us to recognize our alumni as they leave our institution to go on to become successful citizens of the world with ethos.

Stefanos Gialamas, Ph.D.


College Acceptances / Offers 2018

Congratulations to our class of 2018 graduates!

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Article in Kathimerini newspaper - HOME Project announces ACS scholarship program

HOME Project announces ACS scholarship program Please read below.

Congratulations! IB Results of May 2018

We would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 IB students for their excellent results in the recent May exams and share this summary with everyone!

Click here for the detailed results, as issued by the IBO for the 2017-18 academic year.


The American Community Schools of Athens and The Shapiro Foundation transform the lives of children of The HOME Project

The Home Project, in collaboration with the Shapiro Foundation, offers 18 ACS Athens scholarships to children of The Home Project.

International non-profit organization The HOME Project, which offers shelter and work for children and young refugees in Greece, has announced a first of its kind opportunity to grant 18 full-time scholarships for the American Community School (ACS Athens) during the academic year 2018-2019. This was made possible by The Shapiro Foundation. ( Founded in 2001 to support refugees, it is a close partner and valuable supporter of HOME Project initiatives, having recently funded the creation of new shelters and jobs.

Through the Shapiro Foundation scholarships, children of The HOME Project will be enrolled in an ACS Athens inclusive educational program comprised of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Greek as a Foreign Language (GFL), Mathematics, Computers and subjects such as music, art and theater. The students will be assessed at regular intervals during the year culminating with a final evaluation in June 2019.

Sofia Kouvelaki, Director of The HOME Project, said: "The Shapiro Foundation continues to support us in a multidimensional and meaningful way, and once again we express our joy and deep gratitude for this cooperation." Adding that: "The sponsorship of 18 scholarships is extremely important for us, as the education of these young people is a key pillar in supporting them, equally as important as safe housing and the provision of necessary goods and services for their wellbeing. We thank the Shapiro family once again for their generosity and support of our aims and mission."

ACS Athens is a K-12 international school that embraces the American educational philosophy, its principles and values. Dr. Stefanos Gialamas, President of ACS Athens, commented: "Today, more than ever, academic institutions must prepare students to transform society as architects of their own learning, guided by ethos." ACS Athens develops and implements innovative programs for serving humanity. One of these programs is the Youth to Youth program, which started in 2015. Since then, it has made educational opportunities available to unaccompanied minors. In 2016, ACS Athens and The HOME Project developed a meaningful partnership to enable this further.

Enrolling its children in the Youth to Youth program of ACS Athens is a valuable part of The HOME Project's mission in providing a holistic educational experience to unaccompanied refugee children. From 2016, the Youth to Youth program has focused exclusively on HOME Project children.

The HOME Project continues to seek sponsorships and support to help combat the refugee crisis, which is the largest global humanitarian disaster since the Second World War. More than a million refugees, mostly Syrian, Afghanistan and Pakistani nationals, have arrived in Greece since the beginning of 2015 in need of help and protection.

All donations received by The HOME Project go to directly benefit minors and child refugees by helping them to be safe, to have access to food and clothing, to have a home, and to be integrated into society. All donations are gratefully received by The HOME Project which looks to make an immediate, positive and lasting impact on the lives of unaccompanied minors and all those affected by the refugee crisis.

ACS Athens
ACS Athens is a non -profit K-12 institution incorporated in Delaware, USA, which has been operating in Greece since 1945.
It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma. ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles and values.
Through excellence in teaching and diverse educational experiences, ACS Athens challenges all students to realize their unique potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically — to thrive as responsible global citizens.

The HOME Project
Standing for "Help, Overcome, Motivate, and Empower", The HOME Project's mission is threefold. First, to bring unaccompanied minors to safety in dedicated shelters where they will be clothed, fed, and supported. Second, to source, refurbish, and convert unused buildings throughout Greece into shelters, bringing them back to life and into good use. Third, through the conversion, refurbishment, and ongoing operation of these shelters it is creating employment, including for refugees – 130 new jobs were created in its first year of operation. At the moment, The HOME Project is housing 200 children in ten homes and creating more than 130 jobs. The founding sponsor of The HOME Project is the Libra Group, a privately owned international business.

The Shapiro Foundation
The Shapiro Foundation, founded by Barbara and Ed Shapiro in 2001, is focused on improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable populations. The foundation's primary focus is on children, refugees, and immigrants, as well as education, global health, and humanitarian aid. Support is provided for organizations in Boston and throughout the US, as well as Israel, Greece, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Liberia.


For more information, please contact:
Melina Vassiliadis | +30 210 6070419 |

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Seniors Graduation - Live stream

Seniors Graduation

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